Caring for Loved Ones After Disaster Strikes

The U.S. experienced two major disasters in the past month which affected not only the millions of people who were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but also the millions of us who know and love someone who was caught in the eye of the storm. How do we care for one another in the aftermath of these catastrophes?

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Catholics in Guam Pray for Peace

Tumon Bay, Guam

Tumon Bay, Guam

At the beginning of what could be a pivotal week in the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, residents on the tiny island nation that has found itself in the crosshairs of a possible missile attack are turning to prayer in the quest for peace.

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Devil: Every Hail Mary of Rosary is a Blow to My Head

rosary in handIn his book, The Last Exorcist, the later Father Gabriele Amorth records an entire conversation with the devil in which he explains to the priest why he is so angry at the Blessed Mother and what impact the Rosary has upon him.

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Chaput: Have No Sympathy for the Devil

devil with christCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput devoted a particularly hard-hitting column last week to explaining why any attempt to discount the personification of evil is a fool’s folly.

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In the Shadow of History: Memorable Moments at the UN

IMG_2324Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

History was made two weeks ago, when Women of Grace® founder, Johnnette Benkovic, delivered a message about the dignity and vocation of women to the world stage at the United Nations – a message delivered while standing in the shadow of the same Pilgrim Virgin Statue that first visited this global entity 65 years ago!

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